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What are the ECTS credits I can get for the courses I plan to chose?

The information about the credit points is unfortunately not so straightforward to find.

In the longtermschedule, you can chose either the course-oriented or the module-oriented schedule:

1. In the module-oriented schedule select the appropriate study program (Bachelor/Master) as follows:
  • 0086c: 2014, BSc Informatik (Mono), 150 LPs

  • 0089c: 2014, MSc Informatik (Mono), 120 LPs

  • 0084d: 2013, BSc Mathematik (Mono), 120 LPs

  • 0280c: 2018, MSc Mathematik (Mono), 120 LPs

  • 0260c: 2012, BSc Bioinformatik (Mono), 150 LPs

  • 0262c: 2019, MSc Bioinformatik (Mono), 120 LPs

You then see the ECTS credit points for each module in the left column in light blue color marked as "LP".

Example: If at home you study in the computer engineering department at the undergraduate level, it is the regulation "0086c: 2014, BSc Informatik (mono), 150 LPs" you need to choose at FU Berlin to see BSc courses.

2. In the course-oriented schedule:

The leftmost column under the heading "Modules" shows one or several "module keys".

  • Select the module key with the prefix of your study program according to the above list and click it (e.g. 0086c).

  • A subwindow will open, in which you find the ECTS credits in the box with the heading "LP".

For bioinformatics, the course-based view is incomplete because many courses are given by other departments.

As a rule, classes with 4+2 hours (4 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises) typically have 10 ECTS, sometimes less, classes with 2+2 hours or seminars with 2 hours have typically 5 ECTS.
  • Usually, lectures are paired up with exercise/tutorial classes ("practice seminar"), and the lecture plus the excercises together form one module.

  • The ETCS credits are given for the module.

  • You have to pass both, the criteria for the exercises (usually based on regular participation, and submitting exercise sheets) and for the lecture (typically an exam) to get the credits for the module.

Besides these "practice seminars", there are also other seminars, that truly have the character of a seminar. Usually the participants prepare a presentation based on studying the literature.